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Toshiba Portege Z830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The battery and design are also appreciated, whereas the sound and value for money get critical views.

portability, design, battery, screen, keyboard

value for money, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege Z830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook Review

 

Ultrabooks are a fun little accessory if you're rich and have money to throw around. In fact they are more than just something you flaunt around, but sadly, not everyone can afford it right now as they still have a long way to go before they can reach...

Holding the ‘world’s lightest’ Ultrabook title does come at a price. The Z830 will set you back a whopping Rs.96,290, which makes it expensive. More so, because you can easily get an Ultrabook at this price with a Core i7 CPU and a larger SSD, but, you...

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Review Toshiba Satellite Z830-10J Ultrabook

 

Light as a feather. The power of a big notebook, but as light as

Extremely light for 13.3 inches; Rigid within the realms of what's possible; Fingerprint resistant surfaces; Comparatively many ports; Many ports at the rear; Good keyboard; High application performance; Full performance on battery power possible; Low...

Permanently audible fan; No docking option; Weak colors, viewing angles on the TFT; Built-in battery; Moderate battery life; Stiff mouse keys

The Acer Aspire S3, the Asus Zenbook UX31 (13.3 inch), UX21 (11.6 inch) and the Lenovo U300s are immediate contenders. Non-ultrabook contenders would be the MacBook Air 13, Lenovo X1, Dell Inspiron 14z and Samsung Series 9 900X3A.

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Toshiba Portege Z830-S8302

 

The Toshiba Portege Z830-S8302 is a slim, speedy ultrabook that may be a little too light and too pricey for mass appeal.

Svelte magnesium alloy design. Backlit keyboard. Lighter chassis, complete with more I/O ports than any other ultrabook. SD card slot. WiDi 2.0 video streaming

Expensive. Wobbly screen. Finicky keyboard. Non-removable battery

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Toshiba Portégé Z830 Ultrabook Review

 

Ultrabook perfection. Almost.

Very slim and light, Unibody design, Remains cool, Sturdy chassis, Good battery life

Slightly expensive, Fan makes noise when rear vent covered

Starting up the Z830 I noticed two things: how incredibly fast it is, and how much bloatware Toshiba has added on it. Windows 7 (Home Premium) actually boots up in 11 seconds flat thanks to the internal 128GB SSD. Obviously the Intel Core i5-2467M...

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Toshiba Portege Z830 Singapore Launch - Portability Extreme

 

Toshiba recently had a launch event that featured what Toshiba claims is the thinnest and lightest Ultrabook in the market right now. They also took the opportunity to introduce two new tablets, and a new all-in-one PC.

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Toshiba Portege Z830 (Core i7) - A Business User's Best Friend

 

The world's smallest and lightest Ultrabook, the Core i7 Toshiba Portege Z830 is not only very portable, but it's also fit for the corporate world. It comes with essential security features, a full suite of connectivity options, and something extra up...

Superb battery lifeVery thin and lightPremium materialsBusiness friendly features

Flimsy feelShallow keyboardNo larrge clickable trackpad

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Toshiba Portege Z835 Ultrabook

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Excellent mobility and performance in a stylish design

 

A perfect alternative to Air Mac.

Extremely light! With Core i5, the performance is satisfactory for day to day business use. Very stylish

The internal cooling fan is annoyingly noisy. Everytime it turns on, I can hear annoying buzz. I used to use Sony Vaio and had never noticed the fan noise. 128GB SSD can be consumed quickly if I want to load some movies for in-flight use

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Shipped defective. Toshiba too incompetent to fix.

 

Every aspect of the experience has been awful, and continues to be awful. I have persisted only because I have a six-year-old Toshiba Portege that has been great. Most of the problems are due to management, which does not give authority to anyone who...

The machine seems nice but won't run Windows Live Mail. Hours on the phone later, tech support finally admitted the operating system or hardware was defective. But ToshibaDirect tech support has no authority to approve a return! Neither does sales

Just try returning a computer to ToshibaDirect that its own techs admit doesn't work. Not refusal, just incompetence. I'm at 11 calls trying to get it replaced. No one you can speak to has authority. Those who do won't call back and deal with it

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Shipped defective. Toshiba too incompetent to fix.

 

Every aspect of the experience has been awful, and continues to be awful. I have persisted only because I have a six-year-old Toshiba Portege that has been great.

The machine seems nice but won't run Windows Live Mail. Hours on the phone later, tech support finally admitted the operating system or hardware was defective. But ToshibaDirect tech support has no authority to approve a return! Neither does sales

Just try returning a computer to ToshibaDirect that its own techs admit doesn't work. Not refusal, just incompetence. I'm at 11 calls trying to get it replaced. No one you can speak to has authority. Those who do won't call back and deal with it

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:3G / No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM67 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / I5-2557M / I7-2677M
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